The Other in South Asian Religion, Literature and Film: Perspectives on otherism and otherness

Author:   Diana Dimitrova (University of Montreal, Canada)
Publisher:   Taylor & Francis Ltd
ISBN:  

9780415711524


Pages:   184
Publication Date:   24 December 2013
Format:   Hardback
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This book introduces the term otherism and looks at the discourse of otherism and the issue of otherness in South Asian religion, literature and film. It examines cultural questions related to the human condition of being the other, of the process of othering and of the representation of otherness and its religious, cultural and ideological implications. The book applies the perspectives of ideological criticism, theories of hybridity, orientalism, nationalism, and gender and queer studies to gain new insights into the literature, film and culture of South Asia. It looks at the different ways of interpreting otherness today. The book goes on to analyze the ideological implications of the creation of otherness with regard to religious and cultural identity and the legitimation of power, as well as how the representation of otherness reflects the power structures of contemporary societies in South Asia. Offering a well-thought-out reflection on important cultural questions as well as a deep insight into the study of religion and otherness in South Asian literature and film, this book is a pioneering project that is of interest to scholars of South Asian Studies and South Asian religions, literatures and cultures.

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Author:   Diana Dimitrova (University of Montreal, Canada)
Publisher:   Taylor & Francis Ltd
Imprint:   Routledge
Dimensions:   Width: 15.60cm , Height: 1.50cm , Length: 23.40cm
Weight:   0.500kg
ISBN:  

9780415711524


ISBN 10:   0415711525
Pages:   184
Publication Date:   24 December 2013
Audience:   College/higher education ,  Tertiary & Higher Education
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active
Availability:   In Print   Availability explained
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Table of Contents

Introduction: On Otherism and Othering 1. Part 1: In Other Lands: Diaspora, Religion, and Literature 1. The Religion of Coolitude 2. Religion and Otherness in a New World: The Radhasoami Tradition in Transnational Space Part 2: Creating Otherness: Language, Religion, and Literature 3. Othering through Language: The Construction of Two Languages and Communal Identities in British India 4. The Idea of a Nation: H.R. Bacchan's Palimpsestian House of Wine 5. The Politics of Otherness : The Hindi Plays of Urdu-Hindi Author Upendranath Ashk (1910-1996) Part 3: Representing the Other: Otherness, Gender and Sexuality 6. Imagining the Powerful Other: Representations of Razia Sultan 7. Queer Bollywood: Same-Sex Sexuality, Gender Transgression and Otherness in Indian Popular Cinema of the 1990s 8. Towards an Inclusive, Fluid Construction of Gender and Sexuality in Commercial Indian Cinema(s)

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The book brings out yet another way of examining the notion of exclusion, marginalisation, reconfiguration of identities and subjectivities by foregrounding the process of othersim as an analytical lens. Maunaguru Sidharthan, National University of Singapore, Asian Journal of Social Science 43 (2015) 850-852 '...it challenges existing theoretical frameworks to study the 'other' to comprehend various representations of 'otherness' and 'othering' in the South Asian context, highlighting the importance of context-based theoretical frameworks. By focusing our attention on the various representations of the 'other', the volume certainly elicits further dialogue and productive debate.' George Pati, Valparaiso University, Journal of Hindu Studies, Nov 2016, Vol 9, Issue 3


The book brings out yet another way of examining the notion of exclusion, marginalisation, reconfiguration of identities and subjectivities by foregrounding the process of othersim as an analytical lens. Maunaguru Sidharthan, National University of Singapore, Asian Journal of Social Science 43 (2015) 850-852 '...it challenges existing theoretical frameworks to study the `other' to comprehend various representations of `otherness' and `othering' in the South Asian context, highlighting the importance of context-based theoretical frameworks. By focusing our attention on the various representations of the `other', the volume certainly elicits further dialogue and productive debate.' George Pati, Valparaiso University, Journal of Hindu Studies, Nov 2016, Vol 9, Issue 3


The book brings out yet another way of examining the notion of exclusion, marginalisation, reconfiguration of identities and subjectivities by foregrounding the process of othersim as an analytical lens. Maunaguru Sidharthan, National University of Singapore, Asian Journal of Social Science 43 (2015) 850-852 '...it challenges existing theoretical frameworks to study the 'other' to comprehend various representations of 'otherness' and 'othering' in the South Asian context, highlighting the importance of context-based theoretical frameworks. By focusing our attention on the various representations of the 'other', the volume certainly elicits further dialogue and productive debate.' George Pati, Valparaiso University, Journal of Hindu Studies, Nov 2016, Vol 9, Issue 3


Author Information

Diana Dimitrova is Associate Professor of Hinduism and South Asian Religions at the University of Montreal, Canada. She is the author of Western Tradition and Naturalistic Hindi Theatre (2004) and Gender, Religion and Modern Hindi Drama (2008) and is the editor of Religion in Literature and Film in South Asia (2010).

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